Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Brings the Quote of the Day

Plus-Size Model Crystal Renn Brings the Quote of the Day

‘I’d love to see [the fashion industry] open their eyes to the variety of women. That variety is what’s beautiful.

Current sample sizes that models are all expected to fit into are ridiculous – a US size zero or British size 4 is the standard. They should go up to a British size 16.

‘I’m not saying all models should be size 16, but bigger dresses can be pinned and adjusted, while tiny size zero clothes can’t really be changed. It means all these models starve themselves, like I did, to fit them.’

Plus-size model Crystal Renn

What do you guys think about her statement?

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Real-Size Models Walked the Runway in Fashion Show

Real-Size Models Walked the Runway in Fashion Show

They’re not your average size 2 models and they’re not plus size models either – they’re real size models or normal size models, as in sizes 8-12.

And they’ve finally been incorporated in a fashion show, more precisely, in Mark Fast’s Spring 2010 Fashion Show.

Why did the designer choose them? Here’s the explanation from the creative director of the brand:

“The decision to use fuller girls is something we have been talking about. There’s an idea that only thin and slender women are able to wear Mark’s dresses and he wanted to combat that. We wanted women to know they didn’t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress – curvier women can look even better in them.”

Hmm… ok, then they should have picked more flattering underwear (just a thought).

Real-Size Models Walked the Runway in Fashion Show 2

On a more important note, what do you guys think of the real-size models initiative? I mean, you’ve got the size 0-4 skinny models dominating the runways, we’ve got the occasional size 12 and up plus-size models as well… I always wonder why we don’t get more of the size 6-12 models, especially since so many women fall in this category? Even more, the majority of the typical skinny models are underweight (not saying that they’re not healthy, because some are naturally skinny) and the plus-size ones are mostly overweight (again – not saying that they’re not healthy, we can’t assume that)…

But it just makes sense that we need more models with healthy BMIs – and sizes 6-12 are a great source for that.

What do you guys think?

UPDATE: I am including 2 more pictures from the same show – skinny models this time. The look (hair and make-up) was unflattering for all of them. Check out after the jump!

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Quote of the Day – Lindsay Price


On feeling pressure about being thin for her role in Lipstick Jungle:

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. It was a dream to be able to step into couture clothing straight off the runway, but zipping into size 0 samples made me feel like I had to mold my body into a fashion ideal. I have scars from zippers cutting into me. There was no way I was going to starve myself. So I had to get up in the morning and work hard to tone up. As much as I loved the show, in some ways I was relieved when it was canceled. “

Lindsay Price in Fitness Magazine

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OK Magazine Reveals Celebs’ Real Sizes!


A very intersting read! Slightly NOT true, but entertaining. Apparently, Jessica Alba wears size 25 jeans, Tori Spelling is 110 lbs, Kim Kardashian still fits in size 26 jeans, and Jennifer Lopez is 5’8”. Here’s the complete article, full of celebrity pounds & dress sizes!

Mariah Carey – 5’9″

The songstress, 40, has always been famous for her fluctuating waistline. “She was fitting into size 4 dresses last May, just after she married Nick Cannon,” a source tells OK!. “Now, she’s a 6, but sometimes an 8 or 29 in jeans; it always changes.”

Jennifer Aniston – 5’5″

America’s sweetheart has always been fit. “Jen’s never changed from size 26 jeans and a 0/2 dress,” a source tells OK!. Two-hour yoga sessions, 45-minute workouts and a protein-packed diet keep the Baster actress, 40, toned at 110 pounds.

Jessica Alba –  5’7″

Following the June 2008 arrival of little girl Honor Marie, Jess, 28, quickly peeled off the pounds. “She was size 28 in jeans by August; in October, a 26,” a stylist who works with a top denim line tells OK!. “By December, she was her usual size 25, 0/2 dress and 110 pounds.”

Halle Berry – 5”6″

It didn’t take long for Halle, 42, to get back into shape after the March 2008 birth of daughter Nahla. “Before the baby, she wore size 27 jeans,” a source tells OK!. “During the mid to late stages of her pregnancy, she was a 31. Now’s she’s back to a 28 for jeans and a size 4 dress.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt – 5’2″

When the actress, 30, hit a beach last June, she caught flack for her fuller bikini body (“A size 2 is not fat!” she fired back). Indeed, a stylist tells OK! that Jennifer, who works out for 90 minutes, four days a week, has worn size 27 jeans since August.

Kim Kardashian – 5’2″

Despite what you might have read in a recent tabloid, Kim, 28, is anything but plus-sized. In fact, she’s a rather petite dress size 2 to 4, and a 26 or 27 in jeans, her rep confirms to OK!. The 118-pound reality star, who has released a line of fitness DVDs, owes her curves to two-hour daily workouts that include weights and an abs series.

Tori Spelling – 5’5″

Forget the rumors that the 90210 star and mother-of-two, 35, starves herself. Tori, who weighs in at 110 lbs, says she stays slim by exercising with her family. Her rep tells OK! the actress wears size 25 jeans and a 0/2 dress.

Jessica Simpson – 5’2″

She wore size 28 jeans earlier this year, but “now Jess requests size 26,” a celebrity stylist tells OK!. The singer, 28, is currently a size 4 dress and 122 pounds. “She’s bigger up top, but has a teeny waist,” adds the stylist.

Jennifer Lopez – 5’8″ (umm, since when?)

Following the birth of twins Max and Emme in February 2008, J.Lo, 39, slimmed down with the help of trainer Gunnar Peterson, who designed her daily cardio/strength-training regime. Now, “she’s a solid 28 in jeans,” a source tells OK!.

Brooke Shields – 5’11”

The 43-year-old mother of two was a size 28 while filming her NBC TV series, Lipstick Jungle, her friend tells OK!. Now that the show’s been canceled, Brooke’s eased up on her diet. “She’s a size 29,” a source tells OK!.

Eva Longoria Parker – 5’1″

Though she packed on pounds last year for Desperate Housewives, Eva, 34, said she never went up a size. A source says, “She actually did go up to 25 in jeans, but she’s back to her normal size 24, 0 dress, 98 pounds.”

Definitely debatable! Let’s hear your thoughts!

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Heidi Klum’s View on Size 0

Heidi Klum

The German supermodel has slammed the controversial US dress size – equivalent to a UK dress size 4 or a European size 32.

Heidi says: “A size zero? I’ve never heard of that. That didn’t exist when I was growing up. When did that start? What does it mean? It means a person is not there, no? It makes no sense.”


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